Monday, July 20, 2015

Jim Hegan and Harry Simpson Purchases

I also picked up two more tough ones recently; #80 Jim Hegan and #150 Harry Simpson.  Simpson died in 1979, and Hegan in 1984, so they both are pretty difficult to find.
Chalk this up to 'a sign of the times' but I'm noticing that the biographies on the card backs omit references to the Negro Leagues.  Case in point, Simpson's bio says that his first year in organized baseball was 1949, when that was actually his first year in the integrated minor leagues; he had gotten started professionally with the 1946 Philadelphia Stars, and played with them through 1948.

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